Border & Immigration

From Texas Standard:

El Rancho Supermarkets are like New York's bodegas – but on steroids. The aisles are still pretty narrow but the produce is fresh and affordable. You can find authentic products from Latin America, so this place is a magnet for people like me – foreign-born.

Andrew Schneider

  

This week on Fronteras: 

 

·         Texas cattle ranchers are closely watching President Trump’s actions on NAFTA.

 

·         The mayor of Santa Fe pledges to keep his city immigrant friendly.  

 

·         The wait to become a U.S. citizen can take a very long time for some, not others.

 

·         Many entertainers have taken a stage name but not Texas comedian Aaron Aryanpur, whose father migrated from Iran.   

 

·         House On Mango Street returns to Classic Theater

 

Design proposals for President Trump’s wall along the U.S. border with Mexico are due today. Hundreds of companies have responded to the government’s call for submissions, from major defense contractors like Raytheon to small construction firms.

David Martin Davies

President Donald Trump's plan to build a massive wall along the entire U.S. Mexico border has it's supporters and opponents among the residents who live on the Texas southern border.  Last Saturday it was the anti-wall forces that wanted to make sure their opinion was heard. They staged a protest on the international bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico.

As a Mariachi band played, several hundred people from both side of the Texas Mexico border lined up along the Del Rio Ciudad Acuna Bridge. Then they linked arms and cheered.

my_southborough via Creative Commons

This week on Fronteras:   

·         A federal judge rejects requests by federal agents to detain prisoners while their immigration status is checked.

·         San Diego leaders get a direct say in Mexican legislation pertaining to immigration.

·         What schools can and can’t do to accommodate students practicing their religious faiths.

·         Four UTSA students cross the Gulf of Mexico to Cuba - thanks to their forward thinking teacher.


 

·         The far reaching legacy of the young Texas singer known as Selena.  She died 22 years ago.

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